In response to a February letter request signed by dozens of business groups (DDIFO included), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finally responded and advised that it is working on providing employers more clarity on when they can provide vaccine incentives to their employers without violating federal anti-discrimination law. According to the EEOC response dated April 15 from Carol Miaskoff, the EEOC’s acting legal counsel, the agency “expects to update its technical assistance” to address the issue. Throughout the pandemic, employers have had to navigate dozens of pages of frequently changing guidance with the most recent change being published on December 16, 2020. Now, as states begin to remove more restrictions on businesses, employers looking to get back to normal operations have provided workers with paid time off or other incentives to encourage workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine. It is hoped that such a guidance will smooth the road to normalcy for many employers.